Why is Earth a volcanic planet, and what are the main eruption types?
How can we study and understand volcanic eruptions?
What kind of physical models can be used to forecast volcanic unrests and how do scientists deal with an eruptive crisis?
These are a few key questions that are addressed in the first Massive Open Online Course of IPGP, « Physical volcanology », presented by Pr. Edouard Kaminski. This course, given only in french at the stage, will introduce fundamental geological concepts and the basic mathematical and physical backgrounds required to understand volcanic phenomena.
The MOOC « Physical volcanology » is dedicated to all people interested in volcanoes and willing to better understand their manifestations.
More informations and registration at the Physical volcanology MOOC on FUN (France Université Numérique) website.